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Connections: Christianity and the MetaVerse: Will we find God in the coming digital universe? (in-person)
May 8, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
Christianity and the MetaVerse: Will we find God in the coming digital universe? (in-person)
May 1st – 15th
Conveners: Lucy Crosswell
Location: The Loft
Not satisfied with your life in this universe? Then invent, design, or let someone design another, partly physical, partly virtual, one, for you – in the metaverse. This is a revolutionary project, full of possibilities and dangers, which could partially replace the internet, and even some religions that offer life after death. This new reality will be in life – or, perhaps not actually – but a very different life in any case, one lived through avatars. Big tech companies, and smaller ones, are investing large sums because they see it as a major business opportunity for the not-too-distant future. (quote from www.ecfr.edu)
In this 3-week course, class members will take an in-depth look at the coming “digital universe” that is being called the Metaverse and discuss ways that if may impact everything from social interactions to faith in God.